DHEC contact tracing site now live

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – During a media briefing Friday afternoon, Dr. Traxler with DHEC announced their contact tracing website is now live.

Contact tracing involves health care staff working with a patient with suspected or confirmed infection to help them recall everyone they have had close contact with while they may have been infectious.

Health care staff then warn those who may have been exposed as quickly as possible.

You can visit the site by clicking here.

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